WMBD/WYZZ-TV - CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- John Groce knows his team is the higher seed.
But he also knows how strong Colorado is defensively. Which is one of the concerns he has as he prepares seventh-seeded Illinois to meet the tenth-seeded Buffaloes Friday.
"When I think of their teams, I think of discipline," said Groce before his team boarded a plane for Austin, Texas. "I think of defending, they are rated Top 30 in the country defensively. So, it's going to be a great challenge but one we're looking forward to."
Illinois tips against Colorado at 3:40 p.m. CDT Friday.